Kyle Branchesi

kyle_b@mit.edu

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WORLD UPDATE

RECOGNITION

Exhibited at the DAS DING show in the MIT Media Lab

World Update speculates from a philosophical and design point of view on what it will mean to be human in 100 years. It rethinks our inheritance of building, dwelling, and thinking through a new vocabulary of voxels, vocationalism, and vitalism. It considers life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through domesticity as an architectural, ethical, and epistemological problem. It poses the study of the nature we have and the nature we want as a means to complement the understanding of technology as physical and computational with one that is biological and political. 

World Update reflects the algorithms and numbers that generate the simulated world around us, as this hypothetical world is updated.